There’s nothing wrong with dreaming of having a laundry room at home. You can skip the inconvenience of bringing your laundry to the nearest laundromat by having your laundry room at home. However, setting up one has several considerations.
We will mention a few considerations in setting up a laundry room to let you know what to expect.
Budget for the laundry room construction and equipment.
Your budget is the number one consideration in setting up a laundry room or renovating a room in your house. You have to remind yourself that the cost of laundry delivery service and constructing a laundry room are different. Apart from the materials and construction costs, you must purchase equipment and laundry cleaning materials.
Ensure the construction materials are durable.
A laundry room has to deal with heat, moisture, and chemicals. You have to ensure that the materials for the countertops and cabinets are engineered with durable materials. Durable materials can withstand steam and moisture, which is a constant factor in laundry rooms.
Install an exhaust fan for ventilation.
Most guide considerations only mention having an energy-efficient dryer, forgetting to include the essence of having adequate ventilation. If you have a traditional dryer, molds may develop if the laundry room is not well-ventilated.
If you plan to set up a laundry room and purchase a new dryer, do not forget to install an exhaust for ventilation, even when you have a heat pump or condenser dryers. These dryers may not need venting, but adequate ventilation can still help lessen moisture and molds.
Consider future laundry needs for washers.
Setting up a laundry room not only requires you to consider the construction costs, the capacity of the washer and dryer you plan to purchase. You do not need the largest capacity machine like the ones at the laundry service near you.
Go for a washer that suits the load size of your household. Will your family grow in the coming years? It is better to have a washer and dryer of an average capacity.
Maximize the space of your laundry room.
It is satisfying to hear that setting up your laundry room reflects your personality. You think a lot about how to decorate it uniquely while making sure it blends with your existing rooms. However, decorating your room is challenging when you only have a small space. You need to maximize the space.
Measure the equipment accurately to help you install the right sizes of countertops and cabinets. It helps you utilize every space available in your laundry room without sacrificing the design or function of the elements installed in the room.
Setting up a laundry room is feasible if only you have the budget and layout of the space. Even the smallest laundry space can be pleasing to the eye and will meet your needs. Have a clear plan on what you need for your laundry room. So are you ready to start and create a layout for your laundry room?